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UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER - [LE], LEICESTER, ENGLAND

Leicester, EnglandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1921Established Year
  14712Enrollment

University of Leicester: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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The University of Leicester founded as Leicester, Rutland, and Leicestershire University College in 1921, it is a leading UK University poised in maintaining international excellence by delivering high-quality inspirational teaching and creating world-changing research to improve and enrich lives.

University of Leicester Campus

Leicester University is consistently one of the most socially inclusive top universities in the UK with a long-standing commitment to providing equal and fairer access to higher education. The University has its place in the top 3% in Impact Rankings provided by Times Higher Education. It is also ranked in the top 25 REF Research Power Rankings by THE.

University of Leicester Ranking

The University of Leicester is ranked:

  • 21st in Impact Rankings 2020 by Times Higher Education
  • 51 – 75th in European Teaching Rankings 2019 by Times Higher Education
  • 166th in World University Rankings 2020 by Times Higher Education
  • 242nd in QS Global World Ranking by QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 235th in Best Global Universities ranking 2020 by U.S. News and Report 
  • 26th in Best Global Universities in the United Kingdom by U.S. News and Report 2020

Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year1921
LocationLeicester, England
Campus SettingUrban
No. of campuses1
On campus accommodationAvailable
Accreditation AgencyAthena SWAN Award/ Stonewall Diversity Champion/ Coeliac UK
Mode of ProgramFull-time/ part-time/ online

University of Leicester Campus

  • The main campus of the university is adjacent to Victoria Park and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, a mile south of the city center.
  • Leicester University maintains a sustainable campus and is ranked 35th in the world and 9th in the UK by UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for Green commitment, activities, and infrastructure.
  • Some advanced facilities on campus include Advanced Imaging Facility (AIF), Electron Microscopy Facility, Genomics Core Facility, Leicester Imaging Technologies (LITE), Libraries, laboratories, etc.
  • All buildings on campus are within a few minutes’ walk of each other on the University of Leicester’s compact campus. The train station, supermarkets, a cinema complex, bars, and restaurants are all within walking distance of the campus.
  • The school is presently undergoing a 300 million GBP campus redevelopment program.

University of Leicester Residence

  • All new first-year students and new postgraduate students are guaranteed an offer at the University-managed accommodation if they apply before September 1 in the year of resumption.
  • Undergraduate students are offered accommodation in eight halls of residencein the village and five halls of residence in the city, each with its distinctive features and range of room types/prices.
  • Room types include single bedroom, single bedroom with washbasin, single en suite, single studio flat, one-bedroom flat, twin bedroom, adapted rooms.
  • Cost of accommodation at the halls ranges from 86.60 GBP to 178 GBP weekly and they include all utility bills, high-speed Wi-Fi, room contents insurance, fees for organized events and activities, and access to 24-hour support services.
  • Students can also opt for privately rented accommodation options close to the campus by availing SULETS service.

University of Leicester Courses

  • University of Leicester offers over 200 courses in its campus and at different affiliate campuses across the globe.
  • Disciplines of course offered at Leicester include nursing, MBA, Medicine, Engineering, Law, Education, Biological Sciences, etc.
  • Courses can be taken on a full-time basis and part-time basis.
  • The University is well known for its research in Genetic Fingerprinting.
  • Leicester has expertise in medicine, science, technology, business, law, culture, history, and social science.
  • The University of Leicester also offers a summer program that offers students additional cultural experience, language skills improvement, and global networking opportunities.
  • International students who do not meet the English language requirements can enroll at the school English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) to improve his/her language skills.

University of Leicester Application Process

University of Leicester welcomes applications from both EU and non-EU students. There might be additional requirements for international student admissions. Also, specific courses have their own requirements. The standard admission process has been described below.

How to Apply?

The steps to be followed while applying for admission to the University of Leicester are as follows:

Application Portal: UG applicants – UCAS portal; PG applicants - School Application Portal

Application Fees: 25 GBP for applying through UCAS; Postgraduate application is free for almost all courses. Some postgraduate courses require an application fee.

Application Deadline: UG applicants: UCAS application deadline – June 30; Medicine and Dentistry programs – October 15; PG applicants – Varies according to program

Entry Requirements: The entry requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate applicants must be fulfilled before applying:

  • Undergraduate:
    • Completed the standard XII by the ICSE/CBSE, or another recognized state exam board, with at least 75% overall or higher depending on the course.
    • Undergraduate applicants with incomplete entry requirements can apply for an International Foundation Program which provides academic support to help applicants progress to his/her chosen undergraduate degree at the University.
  • Postgraduate: A Bachelor's degree with a First class classification and an average of at least 60/75% (depending on the chosen course).

Supporting Documents: The following documents must be submitted at the time of admission:

  • Official high school or college/ university transcripts/certificates
  • Degree certificates
  • References
  • Personal Letter
  • Program-specific requirements
  • English Language Test
  • Resume
  • Passport details

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language but providing English language test results. The minimum test scores required are:

TestMinimum Requirements
IELTS5.5
TOEFL-IBT17 (listening); 18 (reading); 20 (speaking); 17 (writing)
PTE51
CAE162
CPE162
Cambridge ESOLPass
  • Applicants with insufficient English language test can enroll in the school English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU)
  • English language minimum scores for each program differ markedly and it does not depend on the level of the program. Therefore, candidates are advised to check the minimum language scores required for the choice of program.
  • The school also accept, as evidence of English language skills, an undergraduate degree from one of the following Indian universities (including affiliated colleges):
    • Mumbai University
    • Anna University
    • Pune University
    • Bangalore University
    • University of Madras
    • Indian Institutes of Management (IIM)
    • University of Delhi
    • Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)

University of Leicester Cost of Attendance

The estimated fee payable by international students for the 2020/2021 academic session is presented on the table below:

FeesUndergraduate (GBP)Postgraduate (GBP)
Tuition Fee1400019,400 – 21,515
Rent4,8304,830
Food1,7501,750
Utilities (gas, electric, water)525525
Course costs(books & copying)420420
Travel1,2001,200
Personal1,4001,400
Total28,125 – 32,12529,525 – 30,925

Note: The above-listed fees are just estimated as the actual amount may be lower or higher than what is listed above.

University of Leicester Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • University of Leicester offers competitive scholarships to international students.
  • Some scholarships available to international students include:
Scholarship NameEligibility CriteriaAmount Awarded
President’s Scholarship SchemeMust be an international applicant4,000 GBP (for undergraduates) 3,000 GBP (for graduates)
College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Scholarship SchemeMust be an international applicant5,600 GBP
ULSB Scholarship Scheme Must be an international undergraduate student applying for program in School of Business2,000 GBP (for undergraduates) 3,000 GBP (for graduates)
Family Loyalty DiscountMust be an international student who is the relative of graduate from the University of Leicester10% fee reduction
  • External scholarships with varying worth available include:
    • Chevening Scholarship
    • Aviva Scholarship
    • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
    • Fulbright Scholarship
    • Saïd Foundation Scholarship Program
    • BUDI Scholarship (Indonesia)
  • Scholarships of up to 2,000 GBP are available to Indian students who start an undergraduate or postgraduate at the University of Leicester’s School of Business in 2020.

University of Leicester Alumni Network

University of Leicester’s alumni network comprises more than 185,000 members from 201 countries.

The alumni members are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Access to the alumni network
  • Get access to 1,300 free full-text business magazines and journals
  • Career advice
  • Discounted Tuition Fee
  • Free Sports Membership

Some notable alumni include:

  • Malcolm Bradbury – Novelist
  • Adele Parks - Author of several bestselling novels
  • Will Tudor - Actor

University of Leicester Placements

The University of Leicester was awarded Best University Employability Strategy at TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards for its effort in ensuring that all its graduates are engaged in paid employment immediately after graduation.

The Career Development Service of the institution ensures that graduates get all the necessary support to help them land a better job. The average salary of the university alumni as reported by Emolument.com is 79,000 GBP.

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University of Leicester Overview

Student Population14712
Average Cost of Attendance$25,606 / Year

Attendance Cost

$25,606

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$21,144 / Year
Post Graduate Program$25,606 / Year
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    College rating

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    8.7/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    6.7/10placements
    7.7/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    8.7/10accommodation

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    Amber fitzpatrick, UNITED KINGDOM Bachelor of science [b.sc] physics
    University of Leicester
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    8.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    LOVELY LEICESTER - PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

    I chose the University of Leicester because I had been to an open day previous to my application and I was blown away by the started of staff, expertise in the physics field, and atmosphere that surrounded the university. For the admission, it was so easy to apply, I emailed one of the lecturers who directed me to the lovely support staff who helped me at every step of the way. Out of all three universities I applied for, this was the one I desperately wanted to study at. Before this application, I studied A-Levels which I found difficult but was given reassure by the support staff that I would get into the Physics course on offer. With a year good of around 100 students, I find it really easy to get to know people who have similar interests to me.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course curriculum gives a good range of topics that can be covered by physics. From space science to Electricity and Magnetism it gives everyone an opportunity to find which topic they enjoy and excels at, which can then help choose future research or potential jobs.

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    Caroline, UNITED STATES Study abroad
    University of Leicester
    Current student , Batch : 2020
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    GOOD STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

    Leicester had good academics and was geographically situated well. It's kind of central so I can travel easily. I saw it was a top-ranked university. Also, there were only about four other options through my home universities study abroad program.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It's really thorough and I wish I was able to take all the modules in the English course here. As a study abroad student my course load is quite light but I love all the learning. I only wish there were more lectures and seminars.

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    Hannah, UK Mathematics
    University of Leicester
    Current student , Batch : 2021
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    LECIESTER UNIVERSITY

    Accident. Wanted to take a gap year , working and travelling. Then just before Freshers, I chose a random university and then a random course. I wanted too bothered on what degree or uni I went to as long as I get be employable at the end of it


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    Some of it is amazing, and there are rubbish modules. But that's in every course. The 2 largest modules are really good, linear algebra and calculus. I enjoy them. They are challenging and sometimes the exams don't relax the content taught in lectures.

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    Wyggeston QE College0.09 Km
    University0.31 Km
    Welford Road Cemetery0.32 Km
    University Road0.39 Km
    University Road0.43 Km
    Welford Road Cemetery60.3 Km
    Adderley Road65 Km
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    KAR CHAUFFEUR LTD1.41 Km
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